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Citations for Beginners. 9 of The Best iPad Apps to Showcase Students Learning. Resources for School Librarians. S.O.S. for Information Literacy. How to draw… a love monster! The new edition of the MLA Handbook provides a "universal set of guidelines" (see left column) for citing sources for ALL types.

The major elements of ALL citations are below: Information Literacy. What is Information Literacy?

Information Literacy

Information literacy includes the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques, students learn how to evaluate the quality, credibility, and validity of websites, and give proper credit. Information Literacy has also been referred to as digital literacy or media literacy. Regardless of the terminology, be it digital literacy or media literacy, having information literacy skills are the fundamentals to thrive in a digital space. What to Know Today’s digital landscape offers young people unprecedented access to tools and resources for learning.

Why Teach It Help your students … learn effective techniques for evaluating the quality and credibility of websites.think critically about the intentions of commercial websites and advertising.apply different search strategies to increase the accuracy and relevance of online search results. Key Vocabulary. Edutopia. Studies suggest that many U.S. students are too trusting of information found on the internet and rarely evaluate the credibility of a website’s information.

edutopia

For example, a survey found that only 4 percent of middle school students reported checking the accuracy of information found on the web at school, and even fewer did so at home (New Literacies Research Team & Internet Reading Research Group, 2006). At the same time, the web is often used as a source of information in school projects, even in early schooling, and sites with inaccurate information can come up high in search rankings. Shenglan Zhang and I thought that we could help address this situation by laying a foundation for website evaluation in elementary school. In particular, we wanted to: To achieve these aims, we developed the WWWDOT Framework.

Acorn Craft For Toddlers. My love of all things autumn continues with this ripped paper acorn.

Acorn Craft For Toddlers

This is a cute craft that can be adapted easily for various ages. We used markers but paint or crayons would work well too. Ripping paper may seem destructive but as this post from an OT explains, the mechanics involved actually helps develop the tripod grip which is the proper way of holding a writing utensil. This is SO important for the end of preschool and early kindergarten. So making this acorn craft with your toddler or preschooler or kindergartener will be time well spent! Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics. Library infographics presented below clearly show that being a librarian today is not about surviving any longer.

Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics

It’s great that such infographics are created. Infographics are a fantastic way to draw attention of online users, and give facts not only in a more digestible, but also highly entertaining way. Many people still perceive libraries as awesome-looking magical places, full of a scent of old paper. We associate libraries with the past and with the analog world – the world that doesn’t fit into the broadband internet connection. A to Z List of Marketing Terms for Libraries - IntelliCraft Research. Isn’t it frustrating as a librarian or info pro working hard to promote your library’s services and programs and you come across marketing advice with ideas or terms that are unfamiliar?

A to Z List of Marketing Terms for Libraries - IntelliCraft Research

It’s annoying that marketing has a language all its own with enough jargon to fill sizeable dictionaries and leave non-experts scratching their heads. You just want to get your work done! Add to that, we have our own library terms and we barely had time in our LIS programs or on the job to learn all of THOSE and now we add the foreign language of marketing too?! Read Aloud - Downloads. The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use. A five-part series.

The Educator's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use

The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources - RefME. Kendra Perkins is the Coordinator for the Shanghai Librarian Network, the International Librarian Network Ambassador for China and Head Librarian at YK Pao Secondary School in China.

The CRAAP Test: An Easy & Fun Way to Evaluate Research Sources - RefME

For more inspiration, check out her blog. What is the CRAAP Test & How can I use it? It’s common knowledge that that the Internet can be a powerful source of information however, on the flipside, it can also be a powerful unreliable source of information. Students and fellow researchers nowadays need to learn how to use critical thinking skills to evaluate resources to ensure that they are selecting trustworthy data. The CRAAP test [1] is one way to easily achieve this. There are many ways to evaluate sources, but (for obvious reasons) the CRAAP test is the easiest to remember.

Over 50 of the Best Dr. Seuss Fun Food & Craft Ideas! - Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. An open access resource for faculty and librarians. Place the cursor over the information wanted...options will appear.

Click on the "cite" option A number will appear on the document. Scroll to the bottom to locate the MLA citation created by Naomi Bates Northwest High School Library Justin, TX www.naomibates.blogspot.com @yabooksandmore. Storyline Online - Where Reading Is Fun! Resources: Ready to Read at New York Libraries: Library Development: New York State Library. Our Makerspace Journey. The Stewart Middle Magnet School Library Makerspace Journey I first started my makerspace journey at Stewart Middle Magnet School in January 2014 with a few bins of K’nex spread out on some library tables.

Our Makerspace Journey

It then grew and expanded into a thriving program and a vital part of the library and school. Take a look back at our journey and see what we learned along the way. The Makerspace changed, grew and evolved since it was first conceived and started in January 2014. Follow along with the first two years of the story here. (Note: I left Stewart in May 2017, but the makerspace there continues to grow. Quick Background on Stewart. Library Patch: If the Book Fits .... Read It.

Each and every year, I present a lesson on "Just Right Books. " Each and every year, I feel that it falls just a little bit flat. I continue to see kids choose those GIANT books that I just KNOW are not a good fit. I really don't want to become the book patrol and force each kid to read out of their books, just so that I can ensure that they have a good fit.

I want the kids to choose just the right book independently. I have scoured the Internet for ideas. . * readwritethink.org has THIS lesson comparing book choice to Goldilocks. Choosing the Right Book: Strategies for Beginning Readers. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade. Grade 1 - Common Core/IFC Aligned Sample Lessons - LibGuides at NYC DOE Office of Library Services. Hanover County Public Schools - Lesson Plan Book. Kindergarten%20combined%2062003.pdf. Library Media Center / Teachers' Room. Jsd2libraries / K-5 Curriculum.

Information Skills Lesson Plans. Resources for School Librarians - Index Menu for This Page: General Collections of Lesson Plans | The Dewey Decimal System | Reference Books and Web Sites | Worksheets | Research Methods and Reports | Miscellaneous and Holiday Lessons General Collections of Lesson Plans Library Skills Lessons - by Katy Punch on Pinterest Scholastic's Lesson Plans & Reproducibles - Lesson plans for grades K - 12. Many of these are internet based.

Check out the language arts section for research skills lessons. Yearly Curriculum for the library Library Lesson Plans - By Jennifer Francis of the Powell County Schools. Introduction to Library Use. YA on Instagram. CPCS Library: Your Information Place - Home. YA Authors on Instagram. I adore Instagram. In the couple years I've been a member, I've loved the way it's encouraged me to think about my day a little more visually, and enabled me to share those (jazzily filterized) images with friends. Home - Common Core/IFC Aligned Sample Lessons - LibGuides at NYC DOE Office of Library Services. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Lesson Plan Database. 100 Best Books of the Decade So Far.

When we started putting together this list, I think all the Oyster editors expected it to be easier. A hundred books might sound like a lot, but in truth, it was difficult not make this a list of a thousand. The past six years have seen an abundance of brilliant fiction and nonfiction.